Otherland is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG currently in development by Real U, and set to be published by Gamigo. Based on the popular multiverse set forth in the Otherland book series by Tad Williams, the game will mesh medieval fantasy, sci fi, and cyberpunk virtual worlds into a personal playing experience unmatched in the books. Otherland is promising to have equal parts socializing and combat, and to eliminate the mindless grind so prevalent in today’s MMORPGs. Major focus will be on Otherland’s wondrous lore already in place, allowing players to fully take part in, and even make contributions to, the continuation of the story. Stay tuned for more details as the release date approaches!
Gamigo has announced that Otherland is now in full commercial release after a successful open beta phase. During open beta, players provided feedback to the team to better prepare Otherland for release. To celebrate, a new game entry has been included as well as a redesigned class testing area to assist players in understanding their class mechanics.
Gamigo has announced that Otherland is going free to play and to get players ready for the launch, open beta has officially kicked off in the world based on Tad Williams' iconic stories. The game has undergone a number of improvements and devs have added functionality to the game over the last several weeks, most notably in performance.
The Otherland team has posted the extensive notes from the latest game update. Most significantly, crafting has been completely reworked and that will "make crafted items the backbone of gearing up to steer Otherland towards a more player driven economy".
Gamigo has announced that the Steam version of Otherland will be updated today with a significant patch that brings factions into the game along with several issues resolved including display problems and more.
Fans of Otherland will be happy to hear that the game has returned to Steam after having been removed earlier this year. A new update is scheduled to be released soon with a new level cap, factions, dailies, epic gear and more.